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WDC Press Release China

19th April 2024 To WDC members in China We have recently noticed that unauthorised person and organisations in China have carried out  fraudulent activities under the name of WDC.  We are deeply saddened and hugely regret to have seen this situation in China and we are determined to take all necessary measures to protect our […]

Rest in peace Maestro Adalberto Dell’Orto

The WDC President and Officers would like to extend their sincere condolences on behalf of the WDC Dancing family, as the international dance community mourns the loss of unforgettable icon, Maestro Adalberto Dell’Orto. Born in 1937, he left an indelible mark on dance and dedicated his life to its elevation and proliferation. Beginning his career […]

Warren Brown new interim CDC Chairman.

The WDC President & Board of Directors are delighted to announce that after the tragic passing of Mr. Fred Bijster, and a period of serious deliberation, Mr. Warren Brown, who currently is serving as a Vice-Chairman on the CDEB has agreed to take on the task as Interim Chairman of the Competition Dance Committee of […]

WDC Press Release – Jan 2024

The protection of innocents and the vulnerable must be the minimum hallmarks of any civilized society or organization. The WDC and the WDCAL, with its 71-year history, reputation and record of caring for dancers, has received multiple queries from diverse sources recently due to a widespread media coverage of the most tragic events in the […]

Festive Messages from all WDC & WDC AL World Champions !

We are delighted to celebrate the 2023 Festive Season and New Years celebrations with messages from the WDC & WDC AL World Champions.We also would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and wish you all the best of health and success for 2024.The WDC President […]

Andrey & Nicole are the 2023 WDC Professional Latin-American Showdance Champions

The 2023 WDC World Championship Professional Latin-American Showdance took place at the Kings Ball, New Jersey on the 2nd December 2023 and according to reliable reports was one of the most successful and high quality Showdance Championships in recent history. The WDC would like to congratulate Andrey Kitsun & Nicole Prosser, representing America to their […]

Welcome to the World Dance Council

The WDC is the world authority for Professional Dancing incorporating the World Competitive Dance Committee and the World Social Dance Committee.

The World Dance Council Ltd, until 1st June 2006 known as the World Dance & Dance Sport Council Ltd (WD&DSC), fomerly the International Council of Ballroom Dancing (ICBD), was established on 22nd September 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The aims of the Council are to encourage and promote dancing through its membership.
The members elect the Presidium, (Company Directors/Vice-Presidents) every three years. New members are elected by the members at the annual meetings of the General Council.

As you browse through the numerous pages of this website I am sure you will find the information on any aspect of the Dance  profession that you are looking for.
In the meantime allow me to wish you “Happy Dancing” where ever you may be in the world.

Donnie Burns MBE


Volunteer State Dance Challenge
Florida State Dancesport Championships
Empire Open Dance Festival
San Antonio Classic
Heart of America DanceSport Championships
3rd Rank List Competition De Danske Danseskoler
Taiwan International Cup – Ballroom & Latin
3rd Rank List Competition De Danske Danskoler
CBC Dancesport


Kings ball
2024 - 45th Japan International Championships
2024 British Open Festival - 19th May -31st May 2024
2024 European Championship Professional Latin
2024 WDC World Masters Latin
Silk Way 2024 - 2-4 February 2024
2024 United Kingdom Open Championships
2023 WDC World Championship -Latin-American Showdance
2023 WDC World Championship- Professional 10-Dance
2023 World Championship Professional Latin